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Monday, 2 December 2019

My Jane Pizar

After well over three years I have completed my version of the Jane Pizar quilt this is held at my local museum in Cheltenham where I live.
I first saw her in 2010 and in 2014 got permission from the museum to measure and take detailed photos of her.
The original quilt or should I say coverlet is really large 108 1/2 x 91 1/2. It consists of the centre and 54 blocks. As it’s so large I decided to only make 40 of the blocks so may be I should call her in The Spirit of Jane Pizar.
My friend drew the centre up for me to get me started but then sadly died so I then decided I had to find a way of drawing the circle blocks. I had never done anything like this before and dug out my late husband geometry set and stared playing on graph paper . A couple of friends who I shall call my quilt fairies drew a couple of blocks for me too.
So some 3 years later I have finished her.
I wasn’t working on this project the whole time but the last year has been all time consuming with it.

Now to get her quilted.
My dog Mia has sat many an hour while I’ve been making this and I think she’s pretty glad it’s finished
Happy Stitching.
Sue

Monday, 15 July 2019

Just Testing

I’m just testing my blog to see if it’s all still working.
You never know you might see me back here from time to time.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Moved to Bloglovin

I'm trying Bloglovin out. It seems easy to post from iPad which I use most of the time now.
We will see how it goes. You might find me blogging once again.
Sue

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Di Ford Hall and Alzheimers

Thing's happen that prompt me to be writing on my blog again.
I hear from dear Lori at Humble Quilts http://humblequilts.blogspot.co.uk/that her mum has passed away after her long struggle with Alzheimer's. It's such a cruel disease that not only robs someone of their mind but robs a family of the person they once knew. 

Recently an unbelievable thing happened with Di Ford Hall contacting me to ask if I would like her Rotherfield  Grey quilt to raffle to raise funds for The Alzheimers Society. I cannot tell you how overwhelmed I am with this generous donation. 

Those of you who in my early blog days followed my journey with my own husband's Alzheimers illness know what this offer of raising  some funds for the charity means to me. 
This horrible illness dosen't discriminate when it comes to age as my husbands begain at the age of 52. 
 If you think you would like to buy tickets for this worthy cause please email me. 
Tickets are 1.00 each or 5.00 a book of 5. It will be drawn on the 19th November at Cowslip Workshops by Christine Butler from BBC Spotlight and Radio Cornwall.

I can receive money through PayPal for overseas participants but would have to send you a photo of your ticket numbers through email. 
Di has kindly offered to pay for the shipping too so please support us in our bid to raise as much as we can for the beautiful quilt for the benefit of The Alzheimers Society. 

Here is Rotherfield Grey quilt that is featured in Di's book Primarily Quilts published by Quiltmania.
Thank you all and please keep Lori in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time for her. 
Sue 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Back Again

Back again to finish off my last post.

On our way to Bennington we took the back road and crossed through this lovely red covered bridge. It the one Diana Keaton drives through in the film Baby Boom when shes on her way to her new life in Vermont. I love that film especially when she is dancing to Moonlight in Vermont. Oh I'm such an old romantic !!!
 So here we are at the Bennington Museum and after visiting VT 5 times I've finally timed it right  and at last I get to meet  Jane. She really is a work of art and in fabulous condition.



Very dark in the museum where she is displayed which is fair enough given her age and them wanting to protect her. 
Their was this other beauty in there too but the only information was that it was gifted. 
We saw so many pumpkins along the way and couldn't resist  having my photo done with this guy. 
Its time to say goodbye to The Inn at Manchester. We stayed in the red barn building at the back overlooking the pool. I love staying at this Inn. 


Heading back to Boston we passed this fab bridge in New Hampshire and pure by chance passed a quilt shop. After screeching to a halt my friend indulged me once again as we headed into Pickering Farm Quilt shop. Lots of nice treasure's in their for me too and I'm am holding on to my last precious purchases

We then headed for Concord for our last afternoon and payed a visit to Orchard House . Such a shame no photo's are allowed as their are a few small quilts in the bedrooms. 

So now it was finally time to say goodbye to New England once again.

As for 2016 I am going to try to do at least one post a month, I  find I spend most of my time hanging out on Facebook and Instagram these days, Its so quick and easy. 

Its  now time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a marvellous 2016. 

Happy Stitching 
Sue